The Utica Institute Archives holds materials related to William H. Holtzclaw and the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, Hinds Agricultural High School, Utica Junior College, and Hinds Community College-Utica Campus. 

  • Black Man's Burden Inside Cover

    Black Man's Burden

    William H. Holtzclaw's autobiography discussing the founding of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute. Forward by Booker T. Washington.
  • over from 1952 Farmers Conference program

    Utica Farmers' Conference

    In an effort to improve the living conditions of the farm people of Utica and the state of Mississippi, William H. Holtzclaw instituted an annual farmers' conference which brought together knowledgeable and successful farm leaders with local farmers. Collection includes programs, speeches, images and posters from conferences over the years.
  • c. 1928 Utica Jubilee studio portrait from the NBC Archives.

    Utica Jubilee Singers

    The Utica Jubilee Singers formed as a fundraising arm of Utica Normal and Industrial Institute. Collection includes the Jubilee song book, recordings from RCA Victor records, and archival photos.
  • UJC Convocation Program from 1975

    Utica Junior College and Hinds AHS Commencements

    Programs from commencement programs from Utica Junior College and Hinds Agricultural High School.
  • Utica Normal & Industrial Institute Images

    Archival scans of UNNI images held at the Utica Institute Archives; digital copies housed at the Mississippi Digital Library.
  • Yearbook Cover


    Annuals of Utica Junior College and Hinds Community College-Utica

Featured Resources

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington at Vicksburg

In 1908, Booker T. Washington traveled by private rail car to sites throughout Mississippi, including a special visit to Utica to see his protégé William H. Holtzclaw's new school, the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute. Holtzclaw is pictured here (red arrow) with Booker T. Washington (black arrow) and his party in front of the newly dedicated Illinois Memorial at the Vicksburg Military Park.